Quality of life is more than the sum of its parts

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The mean quality of life (QOL) score has been shown to be an insensitive measure of the effect of a treatment on QOL because of patient adaptation to disability. Stage, primary tumor site, surgical treatment, chemotherapy, and high attrition rates influence QOL assessment and need to be incorporated into QOL analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-274
Number of pages2
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


Dive into the research topics of 'Quality of life is more than the sum of its parts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this